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A 17-year-old male asked:

What is it like being under anesthesia? do you dream like your sleeping. this is my biggest fear in surgery.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
I have been under: Anesthesia many times and i cannot recall having dreamed on any of those occasions. Best wishes. Dr j.
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Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Sometimes patients will tell you they were having a dream as the awaken, but usually after a very short anesthetic
Apr 10, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Sleep...: If you are having a general anesthetic, you will find that it is just like falling asleep. Most people do NOT report dreams. They wake up in the recovery room after their procedure and have no memory of even rolling back to the operating room. They usually ask "Is it over?" or "When do we get started?"
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